Billing and Collections Specialist

    • Coral Springs, FL

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Kforce has a client seeking a Billing and Collections Specialist in North Lauderdale, Florida (FL). Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to HIPAA guidelines when handling patient information
  • Performs accurate and timely follow-up of unpaid claims by assigned payer/s to meet or exceed collection targets
  • Researches claim denials by assigned payer/s to determine reasons for denials, correcting and reprocessing claims for payment in a timely manner
  • Initiates and follow-up on appeals recognizing the payer-defined aging criteria
  • Identifies uncollectible accounts and performs accurate and timely write-offs
  • Monitors insurance claims by running appropriate reports and contacting insurance companies to resolve claims that are not paid in a timely manner
  • Checks that all payments are received, based on the fee schedule prior to closing the patient's file
  • Conducts follow up activities on all accounts to ensure prompt payment
  • Answer customer questions regarding problems with their accounts
  • Identifies and corrects any coding or billing problems from EOBs
  • Updates and document actions taken on patient account in company's software
  • Process new patient files; Verifying and entering patient demographics
  • Verify and enter health and automobile insurance benefits and eligibility (coverage) needed for the patient's claim
  • Transmits electronic claims via a clearing house
  • Submits paper claims to appropriately identified insurance companies
  • Process mail, post all insurance payments, deductibles, adjustments, and interests
  • Attend monthly and quarterly office meetings in addition to annual events
  • Open to cross-train in other departments


REQUIREMENTS:
  • Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding preferred
  • (2) years of experience in Auto and Major Med Collections
  • (2) years of experience in A/R Reports
  • (2) year of experience in Billing and Collections
  • Extensive knowledge of Florida's Personal Injury Protection (PIP) laws
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer literacy
  • Time management
  • Read and write English
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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